Graduate Admissions: PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Learn about admissions to the PhD program in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
The graduate application for the speech, language, and hearing sciences PhD degree is accessible online at the Graduate School website (note: PhD candidates do NOT apply through CSDCAS).
Admissions is a process shared by the University of Massachusetts Graduate School and the speech, language, and hearing sciences program. To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must meet the requirements of the Graduate School.
- Transcripts: Please note, we will accept applicants to our graduate programs who have "Passing" or "Satisfactory" rather than letter grades
- Personal statement
- Letters of recommendation: minimum of two
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are not required and will not be considered or reviewed by our admissions committee.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences reviews applicants holistically. We carefully evaluate each required component of the graduate application, which includes consideration of prior experiences, skills, personal statement, résumé, and letters of recommendation, as well as prior academic coursework reported through transcripts.
We encourage international applicants to apply to continue their educational journey with us! All international applicants should visit the University of Massachusetts Graduate School’s website for international applicants for important information on:
- English language proficiency requirement
- Prerequisite degrees and international transcripts
- Estimated expenses
- Receiving the I-20
Applicants for the PhD program in speech, language, and hearing sciences may apply for the fall or spring semesters
Fall deadline: Jan. 15
Spring deadline: Oct. 1
Communication disorders degrees are not considered STEM designated programs.